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Page 2-Saturday, September 11, 1982-The Michigan Daily

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The Michigan Daily-Saturday,

M looks toimprove
Graduation ravages offensive line

Death, taxes and Wildcats

OFFENSE
By BOB WOJNOWSKI
What does a coach do when he loses
three-fifths of his starting offensive line
and both of his starting running backs?
Well in the case of Michigan head.
coach Bo Schembechler, you count your
blessings that Anthony Carter and a
quarterback who can get him the ball
are back.
GONE FROM this year's Wolverine
offense are four All-Americans from a
year ago; tackles Ed Muransky and

Bubba Paris, guard Kurt Becker and
tailback Butch Woolfolk, Michigan's
all-time leading rusher. Add to that list
of departees fullback Stan Edwards,
and what you have left is a revamped
offense built around the talents of all-
American wide receiver Carter and
junior quarterback.Steve Smith.
"Our offense sustained some losses,"
said Schembechler, "but we do have
Carter and Steve Smnith, who could
somewhere down the line be the best
quarterback I've had at Michigan."
Smith started slow in his first season
of starting last year but came on strong

to finish with 1,661 yards passing and
674 yards rushing for a Michigan total.
offense record of 2,335 yards. He passed
for 15 touchdowns and ran for 12 more
while completing 46 percent of his
passes. "The key guy is Smith-we
don't want to lose him," said Schem-
bechler of.his 6-foot, 192-pound signal-
caller. "He's smart and competitive. If
you wanted to clone the ideal quarter-
back, you'd put two or three inches on
Smith. He has everything else."
BUT WHAT makes Smith the key is
the fact that he must consistently
deliver the ball into Carter's hands if

the Wolverines are to put points on the
board this season. The speedy senior
from Riviera Beach, Fla. caught 50
passes for 952 yards and eight touch-
downs last season, is the holder of
numerous Michigan and Big Ten recor-
ds and is considered a prime candidate
for this year's Heisman Trophy (See
career highlights, Page 6).
"I believe he's the most gifted athlete
that I've ever had," said Schembechler
of Carter. "Last year I don't think you
saw the real Anthony Carter since he
-was injured some. But he had a great
spring and that, along with Steve
Smith's improved passing, will make
him even better."
While most Michigan fans will be
watching the Smith-Carter duo to see if
the Wolverines can improve on last
season's 30.7 points per game average,
senior tailback Lawrence Ricks will be
running the ball more than ever now
that Woolfolk and Edwards have depar-
ted.
"WE HAVE to rebuild our running
game almost entirely," said Schem-
bechler. "Larry Ricks is the only ex-
perienced back we have returning, but
we do have a number of other fine run-
ners."
Ricks gained just 413 yards last
season after totaling 850 yards the year
before. And the 5-10, 195-pound senior
from Barberton, Ohio definitely feels
that this is the year he has been waiting
for.
"I see 1982 as a year to get out there
and ghow people what I can do," he
said. "I welcome this as my oppor-
tunity to do the best for the team as well
as myself."
WHILE RICKS is set at tailback, the
fullback spot is still a question mark.
Senior Jerald Ingram (6-1, 217) will
probably start, though he has yet to
prove that he can come back from a
knee injury suffered two years ago.
Edwards' backup last fall, junior Tom
See CARTER, Page 16

(Continued from Page 22)
experience than on defense.
Nonetheless, there are a lot of holes to
fill. Six starters have graduated, the
most notable being quarterback Gordy
Bohannon. Bohannon's backup in 1981,
Pete Gales, also departed the Hawkeye
scene. The winner of the quarterback
derby held during spring practice was
sophomore Chuck Long. Long did not
have an incompletion last season, but
there is no joy in Iowa City at mention
of this statistic since he only attempted
one pass during his entire'freshman
campaign.
He did complete 63 of 81 passes (78
percent) for 903 yards during spring
drills, causing Fry to be cautiously op-.
timistic. "Chuck Long stepped in at
quarterback and had a super spring,"
said Fry. "How he'll do when the real
bullets start flying remains to be seen.
The other starters in the Iowa back-
field do not have the same question
marks that follow the Hawkeyes' inex-

perienced new quarterback. Starter
Norm Granger returns at fullback,
while Eddie Phillips will be the team's
tailback.. Phillips was Iowa's second
leading rusher last season with 543 yar-
ds. Granger ran for 264 yards last year.
The Hawkeyes' top two receivers from
a season ago also return in the persons
of Jeff Brown and Dave Moritz. Former
nufnber one tailback J.C. Love-Jordan
has been moved to split end after being
redshirted last year.
Along the offensive line, Iowa looks
solid with starters Joe Levelis, John Alt
and Bill Bailey all back.
The strength of the '82 edition of
Hawkeye football is, without a doubt,
the kicking game. Reggie Roby
averaged 49.8 yards on 44 punts last
season. Tom Nichol capably handles
the field goal kicking duties, as
Michigan can attest. It was three.
Nichol field goals that beat the
Wolverines, 9-7, last season.
-RON POLLACK
10. Northwestern
If there is one positive thing you can
say about the Northwestern gridiron
squad, it's that it knows how to keep its
goals in perspective.
"We want to win one game," said
second-year Wildcat head coach Dennis
Green. "We want to win that game as
fast as we can, that's our first goal.
Then our second goal is to get our
second win and the whole time make
improvement. If we show that kind of
improvement, I think we can come out
of the season pleased."
WITH A 31-GAME losing streak, a
defense that allowed 505 points in 11
games last season and an offense that
generated just 82 points and only 44.8
yards rushing per game, almost
anything would be an improvement.
Despite these facts and the knowledge

that he has only 13 returning starters on
this year's squad, Green said there is a
lot to like in his team.
"The biggest thing I like right now is
that we are getting some leadership,"
he said. "We have guys who are not
afraid to go to the forefront and express
themselves to the staff or the team, and
we have some guys also who are tired of
being the doormats of the Big Ten Con-
ference. They look forward to playing."
One of "those guys" is senior offen-
sive tackle Chris Hinton, who as a tight
end last season posted an 83-yard per-
formance against Michigan.
"THIS IS MY last time around, and it
may be the last time I play football," he
said. "I don't want to leave with the
monkey on my back that I only won one
game in four years."
Another bright spot in the Wildcat of-
fense may be sophomore quarterback
Kevin Villars, who started six games
last season as a freshman, completing
52~percent of his passes for 773 yards,

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1981 Michigan Football Statistics

A BOA SHOE THAT
LASTS LONG AFTER THE
SUMMER IS OVER.
The Timberland boat shoe is made of oil-
impregnated leathers that won't dry out or
crack. The eyelets are only solid brass. The
laces are thick rawhide. But, most important,
the sole is long-lasting, rugged Vibram.
Most boat shoes just hold up well in June,
July and August. The Timberland boat shoe,
for men and women, holds up well all
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Team Statistics

Touchdowns...........
Rushing.............
Passing.............
Returns.............
PA s ttAt .....
2-Pt. Conv.Att...........
Field Goals/Att.......
Third Down Conv./Att.. .
Success Pct............

47
31
16
0
40/41
2/6
9/16
75/156
.481

18
9
10
0
18/19
0/0
10/18
60/169
.355

RECEIVING
No. Yds.

Avg.

TD

Total First Downs........
Rushing ..............
Passing.............
Penalty .............
Total Net Yards........
Total Plays............
Avg. Per Play.........
Avg. Per Game........
Net Rushing Yards ........
Total Attempts.........
Avg. Per Play.........
Avg. Per Game ..........
Net Passing Yards........
Att/Comp/Int ...........
Avg. Per Attempt ..
Avg. Per Comp....'...
Avg. Per Game ........

Mich
25,
167
77
15
5044
845
6.0
420.3
3293
626
5.3
274.4
1751
219/101/11
8.0
17.3
145.9

Opp
219
101
16
12
3879
819
4.7
323.3
1537
468
3.3
128.1
2342
351/187/21
6.7
12.5
195.2

CARTER ..................... 50 952 19.0 8
BEAN.........................16 336 21.0 1
DUNAWAY................. 11 152 13.8 3
Woolfolk.................... 9 55 6.1 0
Edwards.................... 7 97 13.9 2
Betts ....................... 4 76 19.0 1
Brockington ................... 2 67 33.5 0
INGRAM ..................... 1 10 10.0 0
HASSEL ...................... 1 6 6.O' 1
MICHIGAN ................... 101 1751 17.3 16
Opponents .................... 187 2342 12.5 10

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Betts..............
HASSEL...........
ROGERS...........1
Dickey............. 1
Team .............
MICHIGAN.........31
Opponents ........... 9

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16 40-41 9-16 355
10 18-19 10-18 162

Individual
Statistics
RUSHING

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Assists Total

TOTAL OFFEr
Rush P
S. SMITH .............. 674 1
Woolfolk ....... 1459

Total Number of Punts ..... 5
Total Yards ............. 2,167
Average per Punt ....... 43.3
Interceptions/Yards .... 21/222
Punts/Yds/Avg.,..........50/2167/43.369/'
Punt Ret/Yds/Avg......... 41/352/8.6 11
KO Ret/Yds/Avg. ......... 25/551/22.0 311
Int/Yds/Avg............... 21/222/10.6 1
Fumbles/Lost.............. 17/10
Penalties/Yards.............74/676
Scoring
Total Pts./Avg.......... 35512.6

Woolfolk ...............
S. SMITH .................
Edwards ..................
RICKS ......................
ROGERS...................
CARTER ....................
INGRAM.................
HASSEL...............
Dickey ..................
K. SMITH ...................
MERCER ...................
MICHIGAN .................
Opponents...............

Att
253
134
92
86
22
12
s
7
3
1
626
468

Yds
1459
674
446
413
133
67
30
30
20
19
2
3293
1537

Avg. TD
5.8 6
5.0 12
4.8 1
4.8 9
6.0 1
5,6 1
3.8 0
3.8 0
2.9 1
6.3 0
2.0 0
5.3 31
3.3 9

ALL-PURPOSE
Yardage Rush Rec KOR
CARTER 67 952 406
Woolfolk 1459 55

SCORING
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BOREN ....................
NSE GIRGASH ..................
'ass Total/Avg. BOSTIC ..................
661 2335/194.6 Needham ...................
1459/121.6 BURGEI ...................
Jackson ....................
PR Total/Avg. Osbun ......................
196 1621/135.1 THOMPSON ...............
1514/126.2 COOPER...............
CARRAWAY ...............
HERRMANN ...............
JAMES .................
ExP FG TP ROSE .................
74* COLES .....................
35-35 8-14 59 SINCICH................
BODY................. .
56* LEMIRANDE...........
54 Carpenter..................
36 .REEVES ...................
18 HAMMERSTEIN........
LOTT..................
18 MILLER .... ...........
5-5 -1-2 8 MEREDITH ...............

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101 51
87 49
47 27
41 23
38 17
36 18
35 15
29 13
27 8
19 13
18 12
21 6
18 7
15 9
13 10
14 6
11 8
14 3
6 4
3 2
2 1
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136
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64
55
54
50
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CARTER.........
RICKS..............
Woolfolk..........

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